Episodes

March 16, 2021

Good Dog Breeds in Old-Folks Homes. Are Fiddles Fit? And What's Worth Waiting For?

I sure hope I get to have a dog when they put me in a home. Here's a recommendation on what kind of dog to have. Our random phrase is about fiddles, and the question is about what we think is worth waiting for. Someday I'll h...

March 15, 2021

Retirement: Going To The Dogs, Barking, and a Prediction!

Wise people suggest that getting a dog is good for you in retirement. Hell, I think they're good for you all the time. But if you get one, don't let them bark up the wrong tree. And. . .I have a prediction for 10 years down...

March 14, 2021

A Successful Husband and Wife Business, and My (Low) Faith in Humankind

I love success stories. Today we read about a husband and wife team that are making it in the remodeling business. Good for them. And have you lost faith in humankind? Is humankind worth having any faith in it?

March 13, 2021

Focusing on What We Do Every Day, Author Annie Dillard, and Musings on Museums

Doing more is not doing better. If you could have a museum, would you?

March 12, 2021

Presidential Fireside Chats and My Latest Face-Palm

Franklin Roosevelt demonstrated the power of speaking into a microphone with a compelling and compassionate message. Maybe that's where I got the idea for this podcast. . . . And we revisit my latest stupid act with electroni...

March 11, 2021

Daylight Saving Time - Good or Bad and The Artificial Frontal Lobe App

So, we seem to be having a national discussion about the benefits and risks of changing our clocks twice each year, and I, for one, and glad we are, so I read a little about it. And we answer a question about an app I'd like...

March 10, 2021

Georgia Wants to Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time and My Wandering Mind

Looks like Georgia is going to get rid of springing forward and falling back.

March 09, 2021

Why I Do This and My Favorite Sing-Along Artists

Why does a grown (and presumably mature) man take the time to curate material and talk about it into a microphone every day? Well, here are my reasons. Your mileage may vary. And. . .my favorite sing-a-longs.

March 08, 2021

Leonid & Friends and Favorite Documentaries

Leonid Vorobyev is the Russian musician that founded the Chicago cover band Lenoid and Friends. I have a little of his backstory. Find him on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD5ZsXiIFlrWrbOCM6rEDKQ . Question 98:...

March 07, 2021

Matthew Dicks' Homework for Life and Nostalgic Bands From My (Mispent) Youth

Homework for life will give you a different way to see the every-day events of your life. I recommend it. And we revist nostalgic bands.

March 06, 2021

Matthew Dicks and Dave Ross - two people who influenced my life

Matthew is a story teller, and, in many other ways, an extraordinary soul. He inspires me. Dave was my freshman-year college roommate and fraternity brother. He inspired me in other ways.

March 05, 2021

CDC Advises to Prepare for the 2021 Zombie Apocolypse. I didn't make this up.

I have two comments on yesterday's episode, and we talk about the CDC's recommendations on how to prepare for the 2021 Zombie Apocolypse.

March 04, 2021

Eight-Year-Old Craftsman and Businessman

OK, I love this story from my local newspaper. An eight-year-old boy gets his dad to help him with woodworking crafts, and his mom helps him with retail sales, and it works! He's got sales. And he rolls his profits into he...

March 03, 2021

Finale! Things To Do In Retirement Part III

Work on your *OWN* terms, and rekindle an old hobby. OK. Let's talk about them. And, don't be a jerk. Just don't.

March 02, 2021

Things To Do In Retirement Part II

Teach, Connect with Family, and Travel. I share my thoughts about these options.

March 01, 2021

Things To Do In Retirement

I’m planning to go into “retirement” in three years, and I’m starting to think of what that will be.

February 28, 2021

If You Want More Energy In The Morning (Finale!) and food expiration dates.

Final thoughts on the Huffpost article on putting more energy in your morning routine, and we answer a question about eating food that is past it's "expiration date."

February 27, 2021

More Energy In the Morning Part II

Let's begin where we left off yesterday and look at two more of the seven things this article in Huffpost recommends we do in the morning to give us more energy. Plus, the Pulitzer Prize won by the Huffington Post. Today's ...

February 26, 2021

Do You Want More Energy In The Morning?

This is a daily podcast, so I though it appropriate to address an activity we do every day: we get out of bed! (Well, I do on most days, and I'm thankful for that.) Today I read two of the seven things this article in Huffpos...

February 25, 2021

Donner Party 1846-1847

A story of pioneer survival in brutally harsh cicumstances. I have been forever fascinated by this early account of the american migration to the west. Makes COVID-19 look like a walk in the park.

February 24, 2021

Water, a Railroad Bridge, and Recreation.

I'm fascinated by lakes and rivers, railroads, bridges, and repurposing outdated infrastucture. There's something happening in northeast Georgia that piques my interest on all accounts.

February 24, 2021

What About Bob?

We're pretty sure the hero will live if we know the story has a sequal. And, unrelated, I can recommend a good plumber.

February 23, 2021

Door Hardware

A member of StackExchange.com asks how he can keep his door latch set attached to a hollow-core door. Not exactly an existenshal crisis, but. . .I've got an answer.

February 22, 2021

Introverts and Extroverts

Elizabeth Hopper at ThoughtCo.com asks whether it is better to be introverted or extroverted. I ask, does it matter? I mean, I don't think we get to choose. Let's just accept what we are and go with it.